Indian National Arrested For Smuggling Ketamine
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: One Indian National was caught on Wednesday at Soekarno-Hatta Airport for trying to smuggle 8.4 kilograms of ketamine from Hongkong. Murli Banomal Nagoev, 54, who flew in from Singapore on Garuda Indonesia's GA 825 flight was arrested on his arrival at 12 noon on Wednesday.
Police found the powder ketamine in his sports bodypack which was covered with food packages and was stored in the plane baggage. Head of Banten Provincial Customs and Excise Office, Bachtiar said it was the biggest haul of drugs which estimated worth around Rp7.1 billion.
Nagoev said he was offered Rp3 million to deliver the drug to a hotel in Pasar Baru area in Central Jakarta.
Bachtiar said Nagoev has violated the health law and narcotics law, although the government have not categorize ketamine into narcotics, but has planned to do in January 2010.